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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

More than 5,000 asylum seekers have been returned under "Remain in Mexico" policy

More than 5,000 Central American asylum seekers have been returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy, a Mexican government official told CBS News on Monday. The policy is aimed at deterring an unprecedented flow of migrant families heading to the southwestern border.

As of this week, 5,273 migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — collectively known as the "Northern Triangle" — have been returned to Mexico to await their court hearing in the U.S., the official said. A federal U.S. appellate court has allowed the administration to continue implementing "Remain in Mexico" while it reviews a legal challenge to the practice, which immigrant advocates believe puts migrants at risk.

The Mexican official said the American policy is creating an unsustainable situation for the country's government, led by leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Still, the official said the Mexican government will continue to prioritize the safety of migrants.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they are not top dollar workers with successful futures and children that are truly of their DNA, then no they dont belong here, we are sick of the welfare sucking migrants coming into this country who refuse to assimilate or become productive citizens!